Evoking an inspiring golf town ambiance like St Andrews, the Village of Pinehurst in North Carolina has a timeless quality that makes the experience authentic and quintessentially American.
Pinehurst is an idyllic golf haven that transfers you back to a simpler time. It’s a world of towering pines, large shade trees, lush fairways, quaint inns, historic homes and a lifestyle that revolves around the game of golf 365 days a year.
Imagine sitting in a rocker on an expansive Southern style porch or sipping a frosty libation at a classic, Scottish-style pub or roaming fairways where icons from Snead and Hogan to Palmer and Nicklaus to Woods and Mickelson have played.
Encompassing the communities of the Village of Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Southern Pines, Pine Bluff and Carthage, the Pinehurst area has more than 40 golf courses.
The crown jewel of Pinehurst’s golf offerings is Pinehurst Resort, a luxurious property oozing with Southern charm and history. Sporting a mind-boggling menu of nine courses with designer tags like Nicklaus, Fazio and Coore and Crenshaw, Pinehurst is home to No. 2, a turf masterpiece recognized as one of the greatest courses in the world.
Designed by Donald Ross in 1907, No. 2 has hosted a long line-up of major events, including the 1999, 2005 and 2014 U.S. Open Championships and the 1951 Ryder Cup Matches. The crowned greens, native sandscape and tall pines on No. 2 provide an unmatched setting to test your golf skills.
After golf, Pinehurst Resort is just as rewarding with a spectacular spa and exquisite dining experiences like the Carolina Dining Room, Donald Ross Grill and the 4-Diamond 1895 Grille. Celebrating a great day on the course is an historic experience as well with legendary watering holes like the Ryder Cup Lounge, Donald Ross Grill and 91st hole.
While golf is an all-consuming passion in Pinehurst, there are also many interesting and fun things to do way from the fairways. Rest assured, the non-golfer spouse will never be bored in Pinehurst. Among the popular activities are pottery shopping (more than 100 world class potters have studios in the area); shopping at the walkable Village of Pinehurst, which has specialty boutiques and art galleries; strolling the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, a 27-acre wonderland of foliage and flowers; and participating in wine tours and tastings at various nearby wineries.